The next incarnation of the Addams Family arrives in theaters this Halloween, and the film’s first official poster is giving us our first official look at the creepy household. And we’ve got to admit, we like what we’re seeing.
A previous piece of art from the film was released back when the cast was announced in June of last year, and the image in the new poster is nearly identical to that first look (one notable difference is that Thing, for some reason, is now wearing a wrist watch). Both images show a heavy stylistic influence from the original comic strip incarnation of the Addams Family drawn by creator Charles Addams starting in the 1930s. The poster features the more portly Gomez, more gaunt Morticia, and more, umm, oblong-headed Wednesday of yesteryear, along with the tagline “Think your family is weird?”
As previously announced, the movie has a pretty stacked cast, with Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Charlize Theron as Morticia, Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley, Bette Midler as Grandmama, and man-of-a-thousand-voices Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester. Allison Janney portrays a new character, Margaux Needler. She’s the film’s main antagonist, a home makeover reality TV star who — we’re guessing — doesn’t like the aesthetic the goth Addamses are bringing to their suburban neighborhood. Elsie Fisher is voicing Margaux’s daughter, Parker.
Despite the poster’s tag of “Halloween,” the film is actually scheduled for release nearly three weeks earlier on October 11, meaning we’ll have practically the entire Halloween season to celebrate with the Addams Family. That should make for a happy Halloween indeed.